The Moto G was released in the last quarter of 2013. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is the recent entry in the Grand series of Samsung smartphones released in February 2014.
For readers who are interested in purchasing either the Moto G (Dual SIM) or the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo (Duos), here is a specification and price comparison in Australia.
The Moto G has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Grand Neo comes with a bigger screen size of 5.01 inches with a much lesser 480 x 800 pixel resolution.
The Grand Neo is capable of supporting up to 186 ppi of pixel density, which is much lower than the 326 ppi of the Moto G. Nevertheless, the big screen size of Neo helps subdue this limitation.
Thickness and weight of the Moto G are 0.46 inches and 143 g, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Grand Neo is 0.38 inches thick and weighs 163 g. The Moto G is one of the bulkiest smartphones released in the recent times, but it is surprisingly lighter when compared to the Grand Neo.
Hardware and Software
The Motorola Moto G is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, clocked at 1.2 GHz. It comes with a 1 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand Neo is powered by a quad-core Cortex A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. It also features a 1 GB of RAM.
The Moto G runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat). Meanwhile, the Grand Neo runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. It is worth noting that, while the Moto G offers the native OS, the Galaxy Grand Neo uses the heavily customized TouchWiz UI.
The Moto G sports a 5 MP (LED flash), rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand Neo features the same 5 MP (LED flash), rear-facing camera. However, the Grand Neo offers only a VGA 0.3 MP camera on the front.
The Moto G comes with 8 GB of internal storage with no microSD slot for expansion. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Grand Neo offers either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. In addition, the Grand Neo supports microSD card for expansion up to 64 GB.
The Moto G houses a non-removable Li-ion 2,070 mAh battery unit. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Grand Neo houses a 2,100 mAh battery unit.
Both the phones provide dual-SIM support. However, the Moto G supports micro-SIM while the Galaxy Grand Neo supports mini-SIM. It is worth noting that, the model XT1033 8 GB is a dual-SIM variant of the Moto G, while the XT1032 8GB is a single-SIM variant.
The Moto G comes with a black front panel, but the back panel is customisable with seven different colour options. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo comes in four shades, namely, black, white, orange and lime green.
The Moto G Dual 8 GB is priced at about AU$249.95. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Grand Neo Duos 8 GB can be purchased at around AU$269.95.
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